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Genus 'Ostrya'

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Ostrya carpinifolia
Ostrya virginiana

Ostrya carpinifolia (Eutopean Hop Hornbeam)

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Native: Southern Europe, Asia Minor, Caucasus

The crown becoming rounded with age.

Foliage

Leaves have 12-15 pairs of veins and are rather hairy on the upper surface, less so underneath.

Flowers

Ostrya carpinifolia

Flowers open in April, male catkins about 3.7-5cm long, the females rather small and green, opening among emerging leaves.

Fruits

Ostrya carpinifolia

Fruit clusters are about 3.7-5cm long, turning light brown in September and October. They look very much like hops, hence the English name.